The Brownies Quest
Brownies are such a classical, that we should all have "our" recipe of them. I have been on that (delightfull) quest for a while, and i have to say, i haven't quite found the right one yet. So when i saw Nigella do a quick brownies recipe on her show, i thought i had to try her take on it, and give it a bit of my own twist.
Now i can't, decently, eat all of those brownies on my own, that would not be right. So let's invite a friend, because that's what they are for too: share some extra calories, so not everything lands on your hips - ass - face - belly (strike the the unwanted mentions, if there is any).
So after Mimi and I thorouly and professionaly tasted the brownies, it definetly gets a thumbs up! I'd say this is one for the chocolate lovers, because the use of dark, unswetten chocolate powder and dark chocolate chips gives it a strong taste. Maybe a few Pecan nuts would give it a bit of crunch. But's it's lovely as it is.
An evening catching up with a friend with some chocolate brownies, what else do we really need? :)
Chocolate Brownies (based on Nigella's Everyday Brownies)
175gr of Butter
100gr of "Vergoise" Sugar (or Muscovada)
150gr of Caster Sugar
100gr of Unsweeten Cocoa Powder
150gr of Flour
1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat your oven to 190°C and butter an oven dish, i used a 20x20cm dish.
Melt the butter, i used in the microwave, but if you do it in a pan i would take it of the fire, specially before adding the cocoa powder, you don't want it to burn.
Add both sugar to it and whisk in the Cocoa powder gone thru a sieve. Do the same with the flour and bicarb and mix well. Add the eggs one after an other, the vanilla extract and the chocolate chips to finish. Don't work too hard on it, it doesn't need to be totally smooth.
Put the batter in your dish, even the top and put in the oven for about 25 minutes. Don't over cook it, to me brownies need to stay doughy in the middle, it's not a cake ;)
As Texas and Sharleen would sing "You know i can't resist..." ;)